You can take the Food Protection Course in a classroom setting. The class costs $114.00 and consists of five sessions. You may pay by check or money order, credit or debit cards.
Classes usually starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday. The entire course takes 15 hours to complete, and each session lasts three hours per day.
When a New York City holiday falls on a Monday, classes begin that Tuesday and last three hours and forty-five minutes each day.
You can register and pay for the class in person or online.
The certificate does not expire.
To register and pay for classes go to:
Citywide Licensing Center
New York, NY 10004
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
You can register and pay for the Food Protection Course class online.
You can pay online with the following:
- Master Card (debit and credit)
- Visa (debit and credit)
- American Express
- Discover Card
- Electronic check (you must provide your bank routing number and account number)
A 2% convenience fee will be added to all credit and debit card payments.
Visit the Health Academy's website.
Classes are held at the following location:
The Riverside Health Center, 2nd floor
160 West 100th Street (near Columbus Avenue)
Course Language Options and Times
Offered weekly, daytime and evening.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, or 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chinese and Spanish
Offered twice a month, in the evening
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Offered once a month, in the evening
Offered once a month
CUNY Schools Offering Course
Some CUNY schools offer the Food Protection Course. These classes satisfy the Health Department requirement for certification in food protection. Contact each school directly for schedule and registration information.
- College of Staten Island
- Kingsborough Community College
- Hostos Community College
- LaGuardia Community College
- New York City Technical College
- Queens College
- York College
- Register and Pay Online